March 2, 2015
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St David’s Day Offer at Castell Coch Proves Popular

Castell Coch

Free entry to Castell Coch proved incredibly popular and caused disruption in the village yesterday.

Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Government, offered free entry to selected sites on St David’s Day and Castell Coch had unprecedented visitor numbers.

Cadw confirmed today that they had over 2000 visitors at the castle and had to implement a “one out, one in” policy over lunch.

Several Twitter users posted pictures of the queues and traffic at the castle.

This isn’t the first time Cadw have offered free entry on St David’s Day. Previous years haven’t seen such demand. It must have been a combination of the weather and the day it fell on to have caused so many visitors to descend on the village.

March 1, 2015
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Social Media Roundup – February 2015

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We’ll keep it short this month as Wales won the rugby and it’s St David’s Day so I’m sure you’ve all got better things to do. Here’s just a quick recap of February on social media.

To get all this as it happens, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Please share, tweet and tell your neighbours.

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The first Tongwynlais Time Credits were earned by members of the TON group. They’ve been busy planning the launch event.

Castell Coch went Back to the Future!

Class Guinevere produced some fantastic Castell Coch mosaics.

We ran a competition to win a free groom at The Taff Tail. You can still enter until 11.00pm on the 5th March.

We shared some beautiful aerial shots of the village.

Have a great St David’s Day and we’ll see you next month.

February 25, 2015
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Cardiff North 2015: Quiz the Candidates

Cardiff North 2015 Quiz the Candidates

We’ve already introduced the candidates who are competing for your vote in the upcoming general election. Now it’s your chance to quiz the candidates in a dedicated online discussion.

Five of the candidates have agreed to take part in a “Tweet Chat” and answer your questions. Don’t worry if you aren’t a Twitter user, you can send us questions to ask on your behalf and watch the discussion live. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters, so keep the questions brief.

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The discussion takes place on Tuesday 3rd March from 9-10pm. Go to and sign in with your Twitter account. Every Tweet posted in the chat will automatically include the #atcnc hashtag. If you can’t take part or view the discussion live, we’ll make the entire conversation available to read afterwards.